The Government of the Roman Empire

A Sourcebook

Author: Dr Barbara Levick,Barbara Levick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134572638

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 7007

This book reveals how an empire that stretched from Glasgow to Aswan in Egypt could be ruled from a single city and still survive more than a thousand years. The Government of the Roman Empire is the only sourcebook to concentrate on the administration of the empire, using the evidence of contemporary writers and historians. Specifically designed for students, with extensive cross-referencing, bibliographies and introductions and explanations for each item, this new edition brings the book right up-to-date, and makes it the ideal resource for students of the subject.
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Readings in Late Antiquity

A Sourcebook

Author: Michael Maas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415473365

Category: History

Page: 437

View: 9204

Late Antiquity (ca. 250-650) witnessed the transition from Classical Antiquity to the Middle Ages in the Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds. Christianity displaced polytheism over a wide area, offering new definitions of identity and community. The Roman Empire collapsed in Western Europe to be replaced by new "Germanic" kingdoms. In the East, Byzantium emerged, while the Persian Empire reached its apogee and collapsed. Arab armies carrying the banner of Islam reshaped the political map and brought the late antique era to a close. This sourcebook illustrates the dramatic political, social and religious transformations of Late Antiquity through the words of the men and women who experienced them. Drawing from Greek, Latin, Syriac, Hebrew, Coptic, Persian, Arabic and Armenian sources, the carefully chosen passages illuminate the lives of emperors, abbesses, aristocrats, slaves, children, barbarian chieftains, and saints. The Roman Empire is kept at the centre of the discussion, with chapters devoted to its government, cities, army, law, medicine, domestic life, philosophy, Christianity, polytheism, and Jews. Further chapters deal with the peoples who surrounded the Roman state: Persians, Huns, northern "Germanic" barbarians, and the followers of Islam. This revised and updated second edition provides an expanded view of Late Antiquity with a new chapter on domestic life, as well extra material throughout, including passages that appear for the first time in English translation. Readings in Late Antiquity is the only sourcebook that covers such a wide range of topics over the full breadth of the late antique period.
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Emperor Alexander Severus

Rome's Age of Insurrection, AD222-235

Author: John S McHugh

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473845823

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 9741

Alexander Severus' is full of controversy and contradictions. He came to the throne through the brutal murder of his cousin, Elagabalus, and was ultimately assassinated himself. The years between were filled with regular uprisings and rebellions, court intrigue (the Praetorian Guard slew their commander at the Emperor's feet) and foreign invasion. Yet the ancient sources generally present his reign as a golden age of just government, prosperity and religious tolerance Not yet fourteen when he became emperor, Alexander was dominated by his mother, Julia Mammaea and advisors like the historian, Cassius Dio. In the military field, he successfully checked the aggressive Sassanid Persians but some sources see his Persian campaign as a costly failure marked by mutiny and reverses that weakened the army. When Germanic and Sarmatian tribes crossed the Rhine and Danube frontiers in 234, Alexander took the field against them but when he attempted to negotiate to buy time, his soldiers perceived him as weak, assassinated him and replaced him with the soldier Maximinus Thrax. John McHugh reassesses this fascinating emperor in detail.
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The Roman Army, 31 BC - AD 337

A Sourcebook

Author: Brian Campbell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134909403

Category: History

Page: 292

View: 4632

The Roman army is remarkable for its detailed organisation and professional structure. It not only extended and protected Rome's territorial empire which was the basis of Western civilisation, but also maintained the politcal power of the emperors. The army was an integral part of the society and life of the empire and illustrated many aspects of Roman government. This sourcebook presents literary and epigraphic material, papyri and coins which illustrate the life of the army from recruitment and in the field, to peacetime and the community. It is designed as a basic tool for students of the Roman army and Roman history in general.
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Empire and Ideology in the Graeco-Roman World

Selected Papers

Author: Benjamin Isaac

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108210791

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 533

Benjamin Isaac is one of the most distinguished historians of the ancient world, with a number of landmark monographs to his name. This volume collects most of his published articles and book chapters of the last two decades, many of which are not easy to access, and republishes them for the first time along with some brand new chapters. The focus is on Roman concepts of state and empire and mechanisms of control and integration. Isaac also discusses ethnic and cultural relationships in the Roman Empire and the limits of tolerance and integration, as well as attitudes to foreigners and minorities, including Jews. The book will appeal to scholars and students of ancient, imperial, and military history, as well as to those interested in the ancient history of problems which still resonate in today's societies.
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Roman Britain

A Sourcebook

Author: S. Ireland

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415131346

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 9040

This collection, based on the author's many years of teaching the subject to undergraduates, is a thorough and scholarly compilation of all the sources of evidence for the history of Britain under Roman rule.
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Roman Britain

A Sourcebook

Author: Senior Lecturer Department of Classics and Ancient History Stanley Ireland,Stanley Ireland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134029233

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 2385

Roman Britain: A Sourcebook has established itself as the only comprehensive collection of source material on the subject. It incorporates literary, numismatic and epigraphic evidence for the history of Britain under Roman rule, as well as translations of major literary sources. This new edition includes not only recently discovered material, but also the texts of Caesar’s commentaries on his expeditions to Britain in 55 and 54 BC, as well as relevant sections of Tacitus’ biography of his father-in-law, former governor of Britain. The inclusion of these pivotal texts, which provide the most detailed account of the Romans campaigns in Britain, significantly underlies the volume’s usefulness to all students of Roman Britain. Though most of the material is arranged chronologically, there are also thematic sections on geography, religion and social and economic activity. Each section is prefaced by an introductory note, and the inclusion of illustrations and maps enhances the attractiveness of this updated collection as a teaching tool and a work of reference.
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The Edinburgh Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome

Author: Edward Bispham,Thomas J. Harrison,Brian A. Sparkes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780748616299

Category: History

Page: 604

View: 7838

The Edinburgh Companion is a gateway to the fascinating worlds of ancient Greece and Rome. Wide-ranging in its approach, expert contributors demonstrate the multifaceted nature of classic civilization by drawing together perspectives and methods of different disciplines, from philosophy to history, poetry to archaeology, art history to numismatics, and many more.
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Roman History: Late Antiquity: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199802913

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 30

View: 6914

This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of classics. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.
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Problemata Physica

Author: N.A

Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag

ISBN: 3050048700

Category: Philosophy

Page: 766

View: 8802

Die "Problemata Physica" stellen ein Konglomerat von nacharistotelischen Schriften dar, deren Hauptteil im Wesentlichen im 3. Jahrhundert v. Chr. von Angehörigen des Peripatos im Anschluss an echte aristotelische Aufzeichnungen zum Gebrauch in der Schule selbst zusammengestellt wurden. Die in 36 Bücher eingeteilte Sammlung ist von besonderem Interesse, weil das hier behandelte Material aus den verschiedensten Bereichen – Medizin, Zoologie, Botanik, Musik – einzig in dieser Quelle überliefert worden ist und Aufschluss über die Geschichte dieser Wissenschaften gibt.
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Die griechischen Personennamen in Rom

ein Namenbuch

Author: Heikki Solin

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: N.A

Category: Greek language

Page: 1716

View: 2861

This dictionary catalogues all documentation of Greek personal names known for inhabitants of Rome. In addition to laying theoretical foundations, the author provides a detailed system that gives access to Rome's highly representative Greek onomastic material. Particular strengths of the work are its thorough dating of the inscriptions, its wealth of textual criticism, and its abundance of linguistic and epigraphic observations.
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Kampfsport in der Antike

das Spiel um Leben und Tod

Author: Michael Poliakoff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783491691100

Category: Combat

Page: 260

View: 4939

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The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 6018

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Das antike Persien

von 550 v. Chr. bis 650 n. Chr

Author: Josef Wiesehöfer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783491961517

Category:

Page: 426

View: 3987

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Cicero

ein turbulentes Leben

Author: Anthony Everitt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783832178048

Category:

Page: 453

View: 6449

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Stadt in Angst

Religion und Politik in Athen während des Peloponnesischen Krieges

Author: Alexander Rubel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783534152063

Category: Athens (Greece)

Page: 413

View: 3132

Posted in Athens (Greece)